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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
1864 S. J. Crawford1864 to 1868 James M. Harvey1868 to 1872 Thomas A. Osborn1873 to 1875 George T. Anthony1876 to 1878 John P. St. John1879 to 1883 George W. Glick1883 to 1885 John A. Martin1885 to 1887 Lyman U. Humphreys1887 to 1893 L. D. Lewelling1893 to 1895 E. N. Morrill1895 to 1897 John W. Leedy1897 to 1899 William E. Stanley1899 to — United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. James H. Lane37th to 39th1861 to 1866 Samuel C. Pomeroy37th to 43d1861 to 1873 Edmund G. Ross39th to 41st1866 to 1871 Alexander Caldwell42d1871 to 1873 Robert Crozier43d1873 to 1874 James M. Harvey43d to 44th1874 to 1877 John J. Ingalls43d to 51st1873 to 1891 Preston B. Plumb45th to 52d1877 to 1891 William A. Peffer52d to 55th1891 to 1897 Bishop W. Perkins52d1892 to 1893 John Martin53d1893 Lucien Baker54th to —1895 to — William A. Harris55th to —1897 to — The Kansas-Nebraska act. It was thought that the compromise measures of 1850 (see omnibus bill) had quieted
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kilpatrick, Hugh Judson (search)
they retreated towards Chickahominy, hotly pursued. Dahlgren and about 100 of his men became separated from the rest. On the evening of the 3d the young leader, in a conflict some distance from Richmond, was shot dead, and his men were made prisoners. General Sherman, when he heard of Wheeler's raid, sent Kilpatrick, with 5.000 cavalry, during the night of Aug. 18, 1864, to strike the railway at West Point, Ga., and break it to Fairborn, and then to tear up the Macon road thoroughly. When he reached the Macon road, near Jonesboro, he was confronted by Ross's Confederate cavalry. These he routed, and drove through Jonesboro, and just as he began tearing up the road some cavalry came up from the south, and compelled him to desist and fly. He swept around, and again struck the road at Lovejoy's, where he was attacked by a larger force. Through these he dashed, capturing and destroying a four-gun battery, and sweeping around, reached headquarters on the 22d, with seventy prisoners.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), MacDOUGALLougall, Sir Duncan 1789- (search)
MacDOUGALLougall, Sir Duncan 1789- Military officer; born in Scotland, in 1789; son of Sir Patrick MacDougall. He entered the army in 1804, and served in several regiments, and on the staff in Portugal, Spain, France, America, Cape of Good Hope, and West Indies. He had the distinction of having received into his arms two eminent British generals when they fell in battle—namely, General Ross, killed near Baltimore, and General Pakenham, slain near New Orleans. He commanded the 79th Highlanders for several years. His son and heir, Col. Patrick Leonard MacDougall, was commandant of the Royal Stall College in 1870. The family is Sir Duncan MacDOUGALLougall descended, in a direct line, from Somerled, the Prince of the western coast of Argyleshire, and famous Lord of the Isles. Sir Duncan died Dec. 10, 186
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
fifteen barges, was in the Patuxent River, near its mouth. He fled up the stream to avoid attack by British vessels. The latter landed a strong force, under General Ross, and pushed on towards Washington. Winder issued stirring appeals for the militia to turn out, and asked General Smith, of Baltimore, to turn out his brigade.ndon Statesman, would we throw a veil of oblivion over our transactions at Washington. The Cossacks spared Paris, but we spared not the capital of America. While Ross was crossing Maryland to the national capital a British fleet, under Commodore Gordon, went up the Potomac and plundered Alexandria, on the Virginia shore. The Brnt, 12 miles from Baltimore, on Sept. 12, and proceeded to march on the city, when he was confronted by an American force under General Stricker and driven back. Ross was killed, and his troops fled to their ships. At the same time the British fleet sailed up Patapsco Bay and bombarded Fort McHenry, that guarded Baltimore Harbo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
annual statistician and economist, L. P. McCarty, 1889, and elsewhere.] Military governors. Gen. Stephen W. Kearnyassumes office Aug. 22, 1846 Charles Bent appointed Sept. 22, 1846 Donaciano Vigilacting Jan. 19, 1847 Lieut.-Col. J. M. Washington appointed 1848 Maj. John Munroeappointed 1849 Territorial governors. James S. Calhoun assumes office March 3, 1851 Col. E. V. Sumner acting 1852 John Greiner acting1852 William Carr Lane appointed1852 William S. Messervyacting 4 months 1853 David Meriwether appointed 1853 W. H. H. Davis acting 1857 Abraham Rencher appointed 1857 Henry Connelly1857 1861 W. F. M. Arny acting 1865 Robert B. Mitchell appointed 1866 William A. Pileappointed 1869 Marsh Giddings appointed 1871 William G. Ritch acting 1875 Samuel B. Axtell appointed 1875 Lewis Wallace appointed 1878 Lionel A. Sheldonappointed 1881 Edmund G. Ross appointed1885 L. Bradford Princeappointed 1889 William T. Thorntonappointed1893 Miguel A. Otero appointed1897
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Orleans. (search)
the 7th by 1,000 Kentuckians, under General Adair, and fifty marines. Coffee, with 500 men, held the extreme left of the line, where his men were compelled to sleep on floating logs lashed to the trees. Jackson's whole force on the New Orleans side of the river was about 5,000 in number. Of these only 2,200 were at the line, and only 800 of them were regulars, the rest mostly raw recruits commanded by young officers. His army was formed in two divisions—one, on the right, commanded by Colonel Ross; and the other, on the left, by Generals Carroll and Coffee. Another intrenchment had been thrown up a mile and a half in the rear of the front, behind which the weaker of his forces were stationed. Jackson also established a third line at the lower edge of the city. General Morgan, on the opposite side of the river, had 800 men, all militia and indifferently armed. On the night of the 7th, Pakenham sent Lieutenant-Colonel Thornton with a detachment to attack Morgan, and at dawn the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Point, battle of (search)
imore, which soon afterwards occurred. On Sunday, July 11, the British fleet appeared off Patapsco Bay with a large force of land troops, under the command of General Ross. At sunrise the next morning he landed 9,000 troops at North Point, 12 miles above Baltimore, and at the same time the British fleet bombarded Fort McHenry (qnts of the invaders and act as circumstances might require. Some volunteers and militia were also sent to co-operate with Stricker. Feeling confident of success, Ross, accompanied by Admiral Cockburn, rode gayly in front of the troops as they moved towards Baltimore. They had marched about an hour, when they halted and spent anry, under Lieutenant Stiles. They met the British advancing at a point about 7 miles from Baltimore. Two of Asquith's riflemen, concealed in a hollow, fired upon Ross and Cockburn as they were riding ahead of the troops, when the former fell from his horse, mortally wounded, and died in the arms of his favorite aide, Duncan McDo